In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Burial Beer Hellstar

Aroma: “Roasted malt, slight biscuit, bread, quite complex. Subtle noble-hops aromas. As it opens up, there’s medium burnt, heavy roast, and coffee.”

Flavor: “Roasted malt, caramel, biscuit, bread. Clean noble-hops flavors. Slightly complex malty sweet balances the hops. Clean and palate-cleansing. The light hand with bittering hops is good because the roast malt provides complementary bitterness. Light caramel in the aftertaste.”

Overall: “It lacks a bit in body relative to others in the style. It’s like eating Cracklin’ Oat Bran with watered-down coffee instead of milk. Wonderful roasted, yet sweet, malt complexity. Finishes so clean and easy, it’s hard not to go back for another sip.”